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Walmart subsidising marketplace prices

Retail giant Walmart is subsidising some third-party (3P) sellers on its e-marketplace platform to remain price competitive with Amazon. According…

Office Depot and HP release sustainability reports | Divisional changes at Herman Miller |...

This week’s round-up of office products and business supplies news from around the globe. Office Depot publishes sustainability report Office…

FedEx Office opens 2,000th store

FedEx Office is bucking the retail downsizing trend by expanding its footprint and has just opened its 2,000th location in…

Amazon increases sales and profit | HP Inc and Apogee deal approved |...

Amazon has reported Q3 2018 sales of $56.6 billion, an increase of 29%. Pre-tax profit was $3.4 billion, ten times more…

Xerox responds to investor claims | Walmart expands in India | ADVEO ramps up...

A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Xerox has…

FedEx planning 500 new Walmart spots

Delivery giant FedEx has partnered with Walmart to roll out 500 new FedEx Office locations across the mega retailer’s stores.Planned…

Essendant reveals jan/san industry’s digital shift

US business products wholesaler Essendant has shed light on how the jan/san industry is evolving alongside the rise of e-commerce.A…

Sam’s Club to launch free shipping

US bulk retailer and Walmart subsidiary Sam’s Club is ramping up its e-commerce offering.The members-only club is looking to roll…

BJ’s Wholesale targets Sam’s Club members

BJ’s Wholesale didn’t waste any time swooping in on Sam’s Club members after owner Walmart decided to close a number…

Walmart reveals Sam’s Club closures

Sam’s Club, a division of retail giant Walmart, has announced the closure of 63 of its locations.Following a performance review,…

Amazon reigns supreme

More than three-quarters of US shoppers this holiday season will turn to Amazon for the majority of their online purchases.It’s…

Analysis: All hands to the pump

You would be forgiven for wondering what the connection is between the approval of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act…

Amazon introduces Alexa for Business, opens in Australia | Recognition for Innovative’s Smith |...

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere.Amazon is introducing…

Toshiba tries to avoid delisting | Lyreco to raise prices | Alibaba tackles Walmart...

Toshiba is racing to raise ¥600 million ($5.4 billion) to avoid being delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange. As well…

Do no harm

Environmentally-responsible products and practices, once seen as nice-to-haves but not essential, have moved centre stage, so much so that within…

Big Interview: Double vision

Between them, they’ve amassed about 50 years of experience across all industry channels. As such, Mike Maggio, President of US…

Hot Topic Xtra: Blockchain

Chris Grundy, Online Marketing Manager, Bitbond OPI: Please briefly explain blockchain Chris Grundy: As the name suggests, a blockchain is…

E-commerce sales soar at Acme

Sales into the e-commerce channel at office products, stationery, first-aid and consumer goods manufacturer Acme United have doubled in each…

New wholesaler plans to disrupt UK market

There’s a new wholesaler in town with plans to tackle the likes of Amazon head on.OPI spoke to Jetzt, which is…

Green light for Amazon and Whole Foods | HP Inc partners with Deloitte |...

Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods has been given the green light after it was cleared by the US…

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DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…